Whitchurch village clock

Hall Bookings

3 different venues.

For Hall Bookings – click here

Welcome to the Whitchurch Parish Council website.

Whitchurch village is a small parish of about 476 properties and just over 1000 electors, located in Bath and North East Somerset, just south east of Bristol & west of Bath. Please use the map link to view the village location. There has been a Parish Council in the village since 1894.

Whitchurch village has a pub, primary school, playfield, cemetery, community centre, two churches and many businesses, including the general stores. The Parish is bisected by the busy A37 road.

This website, which has been recently refreshed, has been set up to raise the profile of Whitchurch Village and that of the Parish Council. We hope the information the website provides will be a valuable resource for all things connected with Whitchurch Village. Whether you are a resident of the village, seeking to move into the area, or just visiting the area we hope you’ll find something on this website to interest you.

We’ve included articles on how the Parish Council operates and the dates of our meetings, some of the village history and also events that we know are happening in Whitchurch in the coming months. We also provide details of a number of organisations that operate within the village. However, if there is something you think we’ve missed, do please let us know by using the feedback form and we’ll consider updating the site.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

Latest News

Whitchurch Fete 2014

Bank Holiday 23rd – 25th August 2014

olde village fete

Whitchurch Village Fete has become the ‘local event of the year’ and is attended by over 3000 people who enjoy a variety of stalls, entertainment & amusement over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Last year the Fete raised thousands of pounds which was distributed to selected local charities by the hard working organisers.

This year the Fete celebrates its 38th Anniversary & all the usual sections of the Fete will be there, including the ever popular Dog Show, the Flower, Vegetable and Handicraft Show and a full programme of arena events. The number of stalls continues to grow selling everything from A to Z and there are the usual rides for younger patrons, who will also be able to participate in the children’s sports. A Bar will be available and also a refreshment tent selling amongst other things the best flap–jacks in the whole of the Bristol area.

Activities kick off with a ‘Yee-Hah’ on Sat 23rd August with the ever popular ‘Barn Dance’ in the marquee, lead by the excellent band ‘The Granny Smiths’. This starts at 7.30 pm with admission Adult £5, Children £1.

On Sunday 24th August, we are holding what has become one of the best & largest Car Boot sales in the area. (Set up from 10.00 a.m & selling from 11.00a.m.–2.00.p.m.) We invite you to come along, park your car for FREE, pick up some real bargains & and have hours of enjoyment for the whole family.

The Fete opens on Bank Holiday Monday at 1.00pm, with admission just £2.50 and £1.50 for concessions

The Flowers/Produce/Craft Tent will be open for entries from 9.30am until 11.30 am (Schedules & more information can be obtained from Ann Edwards on 01275 892128)

Why not try your hand at making a replica Roman Coin whilst visiting the stall for the famous Roman Baths Beau Street Hoard road-show? A unique opportunity to experience a piece of history.

To book your stall in advance call Carol on 01275 836742 or e-mail :- whitchurchvillagefete@hotmail.co.uk

All Enquiries to Ashton Broad Tel No 01275 832148 or
Mike Squires Tel No 01275 836742

HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE EVENTS TO WHET YOUR APPETITE. Further details will be placed on this website as we get closer to the event.

FERRETT RACING (New for this year) ferrett racing
MISOMER NORTON BRASS BAND (New for this year) brass band
DOG SHOWdog show

News Update – 01.08.14

The excitment is starting to build for the 2014 Whitchurch Village Fete.
Make sure you get there. We look forward to see you!

Sunday & Monday at 1pm
BBC Presenter Alex Lovell
With Fete Princesses
From Whitchurch Primary
opening the fete
Beau Street Horde Roadshow
Roman coins will be there
on the Monday
Plus a full itinerary of events
and displays for
Monday including:–
  • Birds of Prey,
  • Freewheelers,
  • Shaolin Wushu,
  • Morris Dancers,
  • Justine Garner Dancers,
  • 'Enchant' Baton Twirlers,
  • Bitton Archers,
  • Quad bikes,
  • Alpacas,
  • stationary engines,
  • children's fairground rides
  • and the competitive Family Sports and Skittles!

The CATT bus may be able to help you.

This is a door to door service to those who are unable to access mainstream transport.

For residents in receipt of a concessionary fare card, there is no charge for travel. Residents who are not in receipt of a travel card will be charged £3.00.

Residents need to phone, 0117 377 3450 to book a seat and will be advised of a pick up time. Alternatively residents can email South Bristol Community Hospital

See leaflet for more details. Open Leaflet

Christmas Lights switched on in Whitchurch Village – 2013

Last Friday 6th December saw our village switch on the Christmas Lights for the second year in succession. The Parish Council had commissioned some extra ‘shooting stars’ to be placed on lampposts along the centre of the village & we hope that people enjoy the display.

On a dry but crisp evening some 50 people turned out to see a bell ringing Father Christmas arrive in style in an open-top Audi after a short tour of the village. The traditional countdown to turn on the lights worked well and Ashton Broad said a few well chosen words to thank various parties who had worked so hard for the event to take place. After he had turned the lights on, Father Christmas then gave the children gifts, sweets & chocolates.

This was a lovely community event with Christmas carols sung by everyone in the Millennium Garden and the familiar tunes of ‘While shepherds watched their flocks by night’ & ‘Once in Royal David’s City’, could be clearly heard despite some heavy traffic. The children then gathered around Father Christmas under the tree and sang ‘Away in a manger’ beautifully. The celebration continued in the Church Hall, where complimentary home made mince pies & mulled wine was served to the congregation by willing volunteers.

May we extend our thanks to everyone who helped on the night, which was deemed to be a huge success.

lights swith on

BANES – Green Belt Removal

Bath & North East Somerset Council have announced proposals to changes to the Core Strategy, including proposals to allocate strategic sites for development in Whitchurch Village and removal of land from the Green Belt.


A public consultation on these amendments is taking place between 11th November and 20th December 2013.

A consultation event is being held at Whitchurch United Reformed Church on Tuesday 19th November from 3.00pm–7.00pm
Come along to this event to find out more about the proposals and how to comment on them.


We recently asked for your help so that we can understand your views about the future of our village, especially around the major issue of new housing. It is very important to us that your views are taken into account as we continue to work hard on your behalf to tackle this issue with Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES).

We have had a good response, so thank you for taking the time to share your views with us.

Results of the survey (which closed on 31st August 2013) have been collated, analysed & published (here)

Avon Glen Pipes and Drums

Wanted Drummers for Highland Bagpipers
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Call Bill Plenty beforehand to arrange your first band night with us: 01275 892 153.